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Philip Felix Mendoza
Philip Felix Mendoza, age 79 passed away peacefully on October 12, 2021 at 3:05 a.m. at Torrance Memorial Hospital. He was born in 1942 in Torrance, California to Felipe and Theresa (Boltares) Mendoza. He lived in Gardena all his life. He was married to Josephine Mendoza for 62... Read More
Green Hills Mortuary & Memorial Chapel
Published in Gardena Valley News from Oct. 26 to Oct. 27, 2021.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Herbert Leo Wildfeuer
Herbert Leo Wildfeuer of Gardena, California, passed away at age 84 on September 1, 2021, at his home.Herb was born in Schofweg, Germany, on January 1, 1937. One of twelve children of Georg and Therese Wildfeuer, Herb grew up in a loving family and enjoyed sharing many fond memories... Read More
Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions- McMillan Center
Published in Gardena Valley News from Sep. 22 to Sep. 23, 2021.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Marcelino Almaraz
On July 1, 2021, Marcelino Almaraz, Sr. passed away peacefully at the age of 93. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Marcelino put his love of family first, followed closely by his love of country and community. Marcelino was born in Miami, Arizona on June 2, 1928, the 7th... Read More
Published in Gardena Valley News from Jul. 14 to Jul. 15, 2021.
Friday, June 25, 2021
Arnold Ramirez
Arnold G. Ramirez, 94, of Gardena, California passed away on May 20, 2021 at his home after a long illness. He was born in Gardena, California on April 3, 1927, son of Dionicio and Josephina Ramirez. He was widowed to Anna Ramirez at the time of his death. Arnold is survived by his... Read More
Published in Gardena Valley News from Jun. 24 to Jun. 25, 2021.
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Graciela Barnett
Graciela (Grace) Barnett passed away peacefully at her home in Gardena with her family by her side. Grace (nee Olea) was born in Los Angeles the day after Christmas and would never let you forget that her birthday deserved separate recognition. On May 25, 1950, she married Gustavo... Read More
Published in Gardena Valley News from Jun. 4 to Jun. 5, 2021.
Friday, May 21, 2021
Lois Anne Hans Hargrove
Lois was born in Dannebrog, NE on February 3rd, 1937. She graduated from Dannebrog High in 1954. She married Curtis Lee on January 23rd, 1958 in Denver, Colorado. They resided in Torrance, California where they raised their sons. Before becoming a homemaker, Lois had a career... Read More
Published in Gardena Valley News from May 20 to May 21, 2021.
Friday, April 30, 2021
Fred Tokeshi
Private burial services for the late Fred Tokeshi, 88-year-old, Azusa, CA born, resident of Torrance, who passed away peacefully on March 20, 2021 were held on April 10th at Green Hills Memorial Park. The Korean War veteran and longtime manager of Holiday Bowl in Los Angeles was preceded... Read More
Fukui Mortuary, Inc. - Los Angeles
Published in Gardena Valley News from Apr. 29 to Apr. 30, 2021.
Friday, March 19, 2021
Concepcion Brown
She was a beloved daughter, sister, wife and aunt. Connie held Jesus Christ close to her heart. A woman of her will, Connie passed in her Gardena residence where her and her late husband Floyd Brown made their home together. Connie lived in Gardena her entire life, and she never desired... Read More
Published in Gardena Valley News from Mar. 18 to Mar. 19, 2021.
Tom Parks
Tom H. Parks, longtime resident of Torrance, passed away March 8 at the age of 88. Parks was dubbed "Mr. Gardena" by the city of Gardena for his numerous contributions to its history and culture. Parks was a Navy veteran and served 1951 to 1955 aboard the USS Pittsburgh during the... Read More
Published in Gardena Valley News from Mar. 18 to Mar. 19, 2021.
Friday, March 5, 2021
George Morikawa
George Tadao Morikawa, born in 1921 in Bakersfield, California, passed away peacefully earlier this month at the age of 99 in Whittier, California. He was predeceased by his wife Sadako in 1997 and is survived by his brother Frank Morikawa (last of his fivesiblings), as well as nieces... Read More
Published in Gardena Valley News from Mar. 4 to Mar. 5, 2021.
Saturday, January 30, 2021
Fusako Morita
Fusako Morita passed away on December 25th, 2020. Predeceased by her husband James Morita. She has been a resident of Gardena since 1960 and was 94 yrs of age. She is survived by daughter, Ann (Mike) Shima, son, Barry (Diane) Morita and grand children, Chris (Andrea) Morita, Kira... Read More
Green Hills Mortuary & Memorial Chapel
Published in Gardena Valley News from Jan. 29 to Jan. 30, 2021.
Friday, January 22, 2021
George Mitsuo Takahashi
We are truly heartbroken with the loss ofour beloved father, George Mitsuo Takahashiborn Sept. 1, 1930 in Honolulu Hawaii.Raised in Moiliili, he met the love of his lifeValerie Hanako Kishimoto at McKinley Highschool and they were married 68 years. George served in the Korean war... Read More
Published in Gardena Valley News from Jan. 21 to Jan. 22, 2021.
Saturday, January 16, 2021
George Mitsuo Takashi
He will be laid to rest at Green Hills Memorial, Palos Verdes CaliforniaForever in Our HeartsWe are truly heartbroken with the loss of our beloved father, George Mitsuo Takahashi born Sept. 1, 1930 in Honolulu Hawaii. Raised in Moiliili, he met the love of his life Valerie Hanako... Read More
Published in Gardena Valley News from Jan. 15 to Jan. 16, 2021.
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Yaeko Kamisato Tanaka
Yaeko Kamisato Tanaka, was a Gardena resident for more than 50 years. She passed away on Nov. 28, 2020. She was born on January 24, 1935 in Pahala, Hawaii. Shortly after high school she moved to Honolulu and married Robert Tanaka. They started their family in Los Angeles and eventually... Read More
Green Hills Mortuary & Memorial Chapel
Published in Gardena Valley News from Dec. 23 to Dec. 24, 2020.
Friday, December 4, 2020
Noboru Nobie Kagawa
Private funeral services were recently held for the late Noboru "Nobie" Kagawa, 96-year-old, Los Angeles, CA born resident of Gardena. Services were at Green Hills Memorial Park with Pastor Daniel Matsuda from the Gardena Valley Baptist Church.Noboru "Nobie" is survived by sons,... Read More
Fukui Mortuary, Inc. - Los Angeles
Published in Gardena Valley News from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4, 2020.
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Allan E Lange
Allan E. Lange, 86, of Gardena, CA, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2020, while under the care of Hospice Home Health Care. He was born in Waupun, WI, a son of the late Edward L. and Esther (Borchardt) Lange. Allan earned his BA in Physics from Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa... Read More
J.S. Waterman Langone Chapel
Published in Gardena Valley News from Nov. 27 to Nov. 28, 2020.
Friday, November 20, 2020
Allen E. Lange
Allan E. Lange, 86, of Gardena, CA, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2020, while under the care of Hospice Home Health Care. He was born in Waupun, WI, a son of the late Edward L. and Esther (Borchardt) Lange. Allan earned his BA in Physics from Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa... Read More
J.S. Waterman Langone Chapel
Published in Gardena Valley News from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2020.
Friday, November 6, 2020
Elaine Miyuki Fukumoto
Elaine Miyuki Fukumoto passed away suddenly on October 19, 2020. A resident of Torrance, she was born on February 12, 1961 in Los Angeles, California to Irma Sachiko and Teruo Jim Fukumoto. Elaine graduated from Gardena High School and then went to UCLA to earn her Bachelor's Degree... Read More
Published in Gardena Valley News from Nov. 5 to Nov. 6, 2020.
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